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Scrum Framework, or how do you do Scrum?

Last post I wrote, "Scrum is a simple, team-based framework for solving complex problems." How does the Scrum framework actually work?

Scrum is modelled on successful patterns for product development. The classic phase-driven approach, or "relay-race model" was found to be less effective than the team-oriented, "rugby model", in which an interdisciplinary team solves the whole problem together, without explicit phases or formal leadership roles. (See "The New, New Product Development Game" at HBR for the research which inspired Scrum).

The Scrum Framework The Scrum Framework ensures the core principle of Inspect and Adapt can take place at regular intervals. To achieve this, Scrum introduces a few constraints on the development process:
Time-boxing triggers inspect-and-adapt cycles. So a Sprint is time-boxed to four weeks or less.An interdisciplinary Development Team solves the problem. Outsiders do not tell the Team how to organize or do its wor…

What is Scrum?

The Scrum trainer and coaches community is working on a revision of Core Scrum. It is a passionate group, and each member feels passionate about Scrum. Not surprisingly, there are (at least) as many different understandings of Scrum as there are members of the community. This discussion inspired me the think about what does Scrum mean for me?

My goal is that each project I work on should be the best project I ever worked on. Each project should achieve great results. Scrum helps me achieve both goals.

What follows is my view of Scrum. It is the vision I try to pass on in my courses and the vision I try to live in my own projects. I hope it is also the start of an interesting conversation!
Introduction - What is Scrum? Scrum is a simple, team-based framework for solving complex problems. Scrum is a framework for transforming your working environment into a much better place. Scrum is a mindset.

The core of Scrum can be summarized in two words: Inspect and Adapt. The roles, activities, …

Scrum in a Creative Context

As a "creative" i.e. a designer of things and ideas, not software, is it possible to come to great results that fulfils wishes, excites and comes to market quickly even under the atmosphere of big uncertainty that is characteristic for creative projects?

As a creative, you know the answer has to be "Yes!" Are the approaches that you are using to manage and plan work, create ideas, collaborate with the customer to make the ideas even more awesome, are these practices effective? If you have watched an episode of Mad Men, you know the answer is "No!" Want to find a better way? 

Learn, explore and find a better way with leaders! We are a small team consisting of Design Manager Sandra Islam, Roland Sailer, a partner of the branding agency NOSE, and Peter Stevens. We believe something like Agile and Scrum is going to become the standard approach for creatives.

Software development is a complex and creative process, which is often poorly understood by those ask…